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Made in collaboration with its cast of mostly non-professional actors, Rocks - helmed by British filmmaker Sarah Gavron - is not just an ode to the joys of female friendship, but testimony to the kind of authentic storytelling that arises from a spirit of community. Teeming with attitude, charm and exuberance, its two British leads Bukky Bakray and Kosar Ali are bonafide stars.

Directors

  • Sarah Gavron

Writers

  • Theresa Ikoko
  • Claire Wilson

Cast

  • Anastasia Dymitrow
  • Shaneigha-Monik Greyson
  • Ruby Stokes
  • Kosar Ali
  • Bukky Bakray
  • Tawheda Begum
  • Afi Okaidja

Synopsis

Wannabe make-up artist Rocks (Bukky Bakray) has big plans for her future, but when her Mum leaves with little notice, she is forced to put them on hold to take care of herself and younger brother Emmanuel. As she teeters on the edge of homelessness, she must rely on her own rocks: her loyal friendship group, to find the help she needs.